Best Cities for Gamers in 2017 [Infographic]

    Which is the best city for Gamers in 2017?

    Gaming is taking very serious as to call it a hobby is an understatement. Gaming is big business as the industry spends over $100 billion globally a year. vs. in 2016 movie ticket sales were $62.5 billion.

    Gaming is not for children as close 50% of U.S. adults play video games, and two out three households have at least on “gamer” who plays three to four hours a week.

    Top 20 Cities for Gamers
    1Orlando, FL11San Francisco, CA
    2Seattle, WA12San Jose, CA
    3Austin, TX13Fremont, CA
    4New York, NY14Pittsburgh, PA
    5Atlanta, GA15Columbus, OH
    6Los Angeles, CA16Raleigh, NC
    7Las Vegas, NV17Anaheim, CA
    8Irvine, CA18Virginia Beach, VA
    9Boston, MA19Madison, WI
    10San Diego, CA20Portland, OR

    Best vs. Worst

    • Las Vegas has the most video-game stores per square root of the population, 0.0283, which is 23.6 times more than in Memphis, Tenn., the city with the fewest at 0.0012.
    • Pittsburgh has the highest average download speed, 14.62 Mbps, which is 3.1 times higher than in Honolulu, the city with the lowest at 4.70 Mbps.
    • Gilbert, Ariz., has the highest share of households with a broadband connection, 94 percent, which is 1.9 times higher than in Detroit, the city with the lowest at 50 percent.
    • Durham, N.C., has the cheapest monthly internet cost, $40, which is 2.5 times cheaper than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the most expensive at $101.36.

    Check out which are the best cities for gamers in 2017 via interactive map and Infographic.

    Click your city to where it ranks:

    Source: WalletHub

    Top 100 Cities for Gamers:

    Best Cities for Gamers

    Overall Rank
    (1=Best)
    CityTotal Score‘Gaming Environment’ Rank‘Internet Quality & Coverage’ Rank‘Gamer & Developer Opportunities’ Rank
    1Orlando, FL65.511532
    2Seattle, WA62.762245
    3Austin, TX59.476443
    4New York, NY59.055294
    5Atlanta, GA57.093488
    6Los Angeles, CA55.7411621
    7Las Vegas, NV55.3443912
    8Irvine, CA53.9312911
    9Boston, MA51.95131310
    10San Diego, CA50.0415267
    11San Francisco, CA48.2329176
    12San Jose, CA46.5724715
    13Fremont, CA46.3714445
    14Pittsburgh, PA46.15251113
    15Columbus, OH46.1273541
    16Raleigh, NC45.8593326
    17Anaheim, CA44.2683788
    18Virginia Beach, VA43.3646172
    19Madison, WI42.83212722
    20Portland, OR42.65173118
    21Chandler, AZ42.1542355
    22Plano, TX42.1431837
    23Jersey City, NJ42.01371290
    24Scottsdale, AZ41.7834647
    25Tampa, FL41.77163039
    26Denver, CO41.21194716
    27Sacramento, CA40.89282224
    28Dallas, TX40.31109219
    29Minneapolis, MN40.14233423
    30Chesapeake, VA39.8279279
    31Chicago, IL39.4341719
    32Gilbert, AZ39.0643586
    33Durham, NC38.90441635
    34Charlotte, NC38.21332830
    35Washington, DC38.12185431
    36Riverside, CA37.70601065
    37Reno, NV37.26471833
    38Nashville, TN36.06304346
    39Houston, TX35.79228421
    40St. Paul, MN35.50522143
    41Henderson, NV35.23721436
    42Baltimore, MD35.18495817
    43Garland, TX35.04692090
    44Norfolk, VA34.91711557
    45Irving, TX34.78323877
    46San Antonio, TX34.64278327
    47Philadelphia, PA34.14834214
    48Oakland, CA34.10645120
    49Baton Rouge, LA34.05356042
    50Cincinnati, OH34.01366748
    51Fort Worth, TX33.65268066
    52Phoenix, AZ33.65455629
    53Miami, FL33.57209532
    54Santa Ana, CA33.31516125
    55Long Beach, CA33.25681960
    56Indianapolis, IN33.10397328
    57Arlington, TX32.98655790
    58North Las Vegas, NV32.72732578
    59Tucson, AZ32.34584640
    60Lexington-Fayette, KY31.85664556
    61Birmingham, AL31.57547276
    62Mesa, AZ31.46763263
    63Boise, ID31.46485070
    64Jacksonville, FL31.02407762
    65Lubbock, TX30.90626890
    66Aurora, CO30.77537552
    67Colorado Springs, CO30.41675971
    68St. Louis, MO30.39507834
    69Omaha, NE30.03705250
    70Fort Wayne, IN29.53882387
    71Honolulu, HI29.37558161
    72Newark, NJ29.25636564
    73Fresno, CA29.11873669
    74Chula Vista, CA29.06754190
    75Albuquerque, NM28.93578551
    76Glendale, AZ28.81595584
    77Lincoln, NE28.78807473
    78Bakersfield, CA28.62776475
    79Louisville, KY28.42617654
    80Kansas City, MO27.99816380
    81Winston-Salem, NC27.91854085
    82New Orleans, LA27.31389844
    83Anchorage, AK26.73569674
    84St. Petersburg, FL26.29924968
    85Buffalo, NY25.84896649
    86Greensboro, NC25.53749790
    87Toledo, OH25.40868882
    88Milwaukee, WI25.07828753
    89Oklahoma City, OK24.87789067
    90Stockton, CA24.77956990
    91El Paso, TX24.09907981
    92Tulsa, OK23.66849488
    93Cleveland, OH23.34919338
    94Hialeah, FL23.26987090
    95Wichita, KS22.29978690
    96San Bernardino, CA22.26948259
    97Corpus Christi, TX22.16939190
    98Memphis, TN20.72968983
    99Laredo, TX14.691009990
    100Detroit, MI13.199910058

     

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    Whether your into gaming, it’s fascinating to see how many people make it their pastime.

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